what pop culture thinks jim kirk is like: doesn’t remember the names of the thousands of ladies he’s slept...
Imagine the baby that would result from a night of passion between Ebenezer Scrooge (before the spirits changed his ways) and Mr. Krabs from...
let’s face it - you’re either a dick person or a cock person, and it’s pretty unbearable to read a fanfic with the wrong expletive describing a penis
I’m a cock person. Always have been, always will be. But a dick here and there doesn’t completely spoil the mood.
… the things I write in tumblr.
I can deal with dick, but I’m definitely a cock person. Penis, on the other hand? Can’t do it, not even a little bit. Nope. Doesn’t work.
Cock, all the way. And absolutely nothing involving “fleshy love rods” or the like.
Since 2009, an oversight board has substantiated nine complaints by people who said New York City police officers restrained them with a chokehold, a banned tactic that may have played a role in the death of a Staten Island man last week.
In each of the nine cases, the Civilian Complaint Review Board, an independent agency that investigates police misconduct, recommended that the Police Department pursue the strongest form of punishment for the officers: an administrative trial, which could lead to termination.
But the police commissioner has the final say in such cases, and in all but one of the cases decided, the officers were not disciplined, or were given the lightest possible sanction — a review of the rules.
The department’s response in the nine cases, documented in monthly reports by the board, raised uncomfortable questions for the Police Department, which prohibits chokeholds because of the risk of serious injury or death, but in practice appears to treat the maneuver as a little more than a lapse.
untapped aesthetic: surrealist jock
a varsity jacket but it has three arms and it’s melting
your football shoulder pads have grass growing out of them and they constantly hum
you shove nerds not into lockers, but into other planes of existence. your football is always singing, singing, singing. the astroturf changes colors beneath you, and whispers the name of every person you’ve ever loved.
a three-eyed coach assigns you a jockstrap and a cup both for your genitals and your soul. he evaporates into nothingness.
you crack eggs for your morning protein but they’re the eyes of the nerds, always waiting, just like the carrots
In bio today my teacher told me about an experiment she did with plants. When ever she watered them she would take two bottles, yell mean things at one and speak positively to the other. Turns out the one that was watered by the negative water died. Then she reminded us that humans are around 75% water……….If negativity kills plants, what is it doing to teenagers
Can we just take a moment to realize how great that is
I for one feel the need to criticize your bio teacher’s scientific rigor (assuming that she was speaking literally and that it was not a metaphor) by not instituting a double-blind procedure.
Things that make you a nazi:
- Agreeing with nazi ideologies
- Being a member of a nazi group
Things that do not make you a nazi:
- Being Grant Ward
Things Grant Ward has done:
- been a member of a nazi group since he was a teenager
Things Hydra is not:
- A nazi group
Things Grant Ward never did:
- Join Hydra because he agreed with any of their actual ideologies
Reasons Hydra is totally a Nazi group:
- Their origin story in the MCU is literally being the science and advanced research department of the Third Reich, aka the Nazi government, before Red Skull (loyal member of Hitler’s inner circle) got his face melted and not longer fit the physical ideals the Nazis based their eugenics off of, so he was carted off to run the science division until he became to resentful and decided he’d take over the world on his own
- They were part of Nazi Germany in the comics too, btw
- Red Skull—the leader of Hydra in Cap 1—is clearly portrayed as a Nazi officer
- Armin Zola is mentioned clearly in both Cap movies to be a Nazi scientist
- Their goal is in fact world domination, and for them, step 1 to achieving that goal was the murder of millions of people
- They were going to gun down anyone who they profiled or designated as posing a threat to them
- All that focus on creating superhumans in Agents of SHIELD remind you of anything?
- "Hail Hydra" is purposefully and transparently based on "Hail Hitler"
- The Hydra salute is purposefully and transparently based on the Nazi salute
- Your second point kind of admits you think Hydra’s ideologies make them a Nazi group if you have to specify Grant Ward doesn’t agree with them to make your argument that he’s not a Nazi
- There’s probably plenty more reasons
Reasons it doesn’t matter if Grant Ward agreed with Hydra’s ideologies:
- He knew what their ideologies were and joined anyway
- He personally murder (at least) dozens of people in service of Hydra
- He helped Hydra take over SHIELD, knowing full well that Hydra planned to kill millions of people around the world in just one day, and more later, to ensure their dominance
- Sorry but no personal loyalty or traumatic backstory undoes the fact that he was loyally willing to help his organization murder millions of people
- I’m still gonna say being a member of a Nazi group makes you a Nazi
fucking thank you - and while we’re at it, can people still stop saying “hail hydra” like some kind of joke?
Also important to note that Ward only started feeling dubious about his choices because it meant that Skye wasn’t into him anymore. Not because he thought Hydra/Garrett’s actions were morally reprehensible.
And yeah, Hydra’s a bunch of Nazis. Schmidt broke away from the Third Reich because he felt that Hitler wasn’t effective enough at genocide and world domination. Hydra became its own organization because Nazis weren’t Nazi enough for them.
Grant Ward attempted to murder both Fitz and Simmons WHILE THEY WERE CRYING AND SCREAMING FOR MERCY.
The ONLY reason he did not succeed was because they were able to save themselves, and we still don’t know if Fitz is okay or not.
Even if you don’t think he’s a Nazi (and he is), he lost all sympathy when he murdered the people who trusted in him and still believed in the good they thought he had.
The more I see about it, the more genuinely confused I am as to why Steve Rogers has to be Catholic. Is this a “fanon” thing that people are just really adamant about? Does anything in canon actually support it?
It is technically fanon, but there’s a lot of cultural and societal evidence written into the character that backs up the fanon that, at the very least, Steve was raised Catholic. Is he a practicing Catholic? Probably not - I agree with you totally that Steve probably does a lot of questioning about what’s really up with religion. But given the way he grew up in NYC, and his familial background, the ‘P’ that’s listed on his dogtags in the first movie comes off as incredibly unlikely or an oversight by the props department.
I’d start laying out the societal evidence here, however I know that theladyscribe has a pretty kick-ass essay in process talking about this very thing, and she’s doing a far better job of explaining it than I ever could. :)
I guess I just don’t see the evidence that says he is for sure Catholic. I saw the essay, and it mentions that Steve is an implied Christian in canon (MCU and comics), but that a denomination isn’t specified. The implication I got from the essay is that if Steve had been Protestant, he would have had various advantages in life, which people don’t see in canon. I get that there was a Catholic/Protestant privilege divide in America, to some extent, but I just have a hard time with the idea that all Protestants in early twentieth-century America had tremendous advantages over Catholics, therefore Steve is Catholic, which seems to be the gist of the argument. For example, they didn’t live in Brooklyn, but my early twentieth-century ancestors were dirt-poor/working-class Protestants, some of whom were Irish who immigrated to the US in the 19th century, along with a BUNCH of other Irish people. I’m just not sure how Protestantism is excluded, especially since apparently the dog tags used in the film indicate that he’s Protestant. I get that a lot of Marvel’s historical accuracy is crap, but should everything they give us be thrown out?
This isn’t to say I hate the headcanon that Steve is Catholic. I’ve written it, and I think it’s interesting. Some folks just seem very sure about it, and I just wonder where that comes from.
To be completely frank, and not to accuse anyone of anything (which I’m not interested in) but sometimes I wonder if making Steve Catholic is a way for non-Catholic fandom folks (myself included) to make him seem more exotic and “other”-y, which is basically an extension of those early 20th-century prejudices about Catholicism and Catholics, and the privilege surrounding Protestant/Catholic relations during that period?
I repeat: I am not accusing anyone of doing this, I’m just musing out loud and trying to examine privilege and stuff.
The Marvel Wiki says that Steve was raised Irish Catholic. This thing (written before the Marvel wiki, I think) says that Steve is more likely Protestant and points out it’s never straight-up mentioned in-universe what he is, other than Christian.
In terms of being a dirt-poor immigrant, while Steve would have had trouble regardless of his religion, if he were Catholic specifically he would have been open to a lot of specific religious prejudice. Protestants (especially WASPs) were dominant in governmental positions and Catholics were regarded with suspicion, largely because it was assumed that they were more loyal to the Vatican than to AMERICA (see JFK addressing that concern here), more superstitious and in fact almost idol-worshipping, and, because of that whole “no birth control” thing, more likely to overrun America with their spawn (SERIOUSLY).
I do think that if he were Catholic (in-canon or otherwise), there is no way that he could be open about that, except with the Commandos. While anti-Catholic sentiments decreased a bit after WWII forced people to mix with those they normally would never associated with, they were still going strong even up to the 1980s. And if Steve was Catholic, it would have been a kind of Catholicism that doesn’t exist today. His mother would likely have had to wear a head covering in church and Mass would have been in Latin.
As someone who was raised Catholic, I find it easier to identify with Steve as Catholic rather than as a Protestant. I can see what you mean about making him exotic (WHAT ARE SAINTS AND WHAT DO THEY DO HOW FASCINATING TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR BEADS), but personally I write him Catholic because it’s what I know. I also think that, while making him Protestant fits with the “all-American” image, it’s more meaningful for him to not be Protestant, because the idea that American=Protestant really bugs me.